Sima

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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Si"ma
A cyma.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and magnesium
Wiktionary

From the Ancient Greek "simos" (bent upwards)

  1. (architecture) The upturned edge of a roof which acts as a gutter; a cyma.

Blend of silicon +‎ magnesium From silicon + magnesium

  1. (geology) The lower layer of the earth's outer crust that underlies the sial and is rich in silica, iron, and magnesium.

    sima was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Hungarian, Latin, Spanish, and Veps

    Notable Persons Named Sima

    Sima Qian was a historian. Sima was born in 145 in Longmen, Han China. He breathed his last breath in -86.

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    Sima Yan was royalty. He was most active from 266 to 290. He died on May 17th, 0290.

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    Sima Zhong was royalty. He was most prominent from 290 to 301. He left this life on January 8th, 0307.

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    Sima Samar is an office holder. Sima was born on February 3rd, 1957 in Jaghori, Afghanistan.

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    Sima Tan was a historian. Sima was born in -165 in Longmen, Han Dynasty. He breathed his last breath in -110.

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    Sima Dezong is royalty. He was most active from 397 to 419.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sima

    Nan was born on June 22nd, 1956 in Heilongjiang.

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    He passed away in -204.

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    Fang was born in 149. Fang is also known as Jiangong. He died in 219.

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    Lang was born in 171. Lang is also known as Boda. He left this life in 217.

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    Raymond Ndong Sima is a Prime Minister of Gabon and List of heads of government of Gabon. Raymond was born on January 23rd, 1955 in Oyem, French Equatorial Africa.

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    Oskar Sima was an actor. Oskar was born on July 31st, 1896 in Hohenau an der March. He passed away on June 24th, 1969.

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    How popular is the baby name Sima in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1920 5 5 0
    1928 6 6 0
    1939 6 6 0
    1942 8 8 0
    1945 5 5 0
    1946 5 5 0
    1947 5 5 0
    1948 6 6 0
    1949 7 7 0
    1950 8 8 0
    1951 9 9 0
    1952 8 8 0
    1953 9 9 0
    1954 5 5 0
    1956 8 8 0
    1957 8 8 0
    1958 10 10 0
    1959 10 10 0
    1960 10 10 0
    1961 9 9 0
    1962 10 10 0
    1963 6 6 0
    1964 8 8 0
    1965 5 5 0
    1966 7 7 0
    1967 17 17 0
    1968 15 15 0
    1969 9 9 0
    1970 20 20 0
    1971 18 18 0
    1972 17 17 0
    1973 14 14 0
    1974 10 10 0
    1975 11 11 0
    1976 28 28 0
    1977 18 18 0
    1978 19 19 0
    1979 22 22 0
    1980 23 23 0
    1981 26 26 0
    1982 28 28 0
    1983 15 15 0
    1984 20 20 0
    1985 34 34 0
    1986 19 19 0
    1987 21 21 0
    1988 24 24 0
    1989 24 24 0
    1990 23 23 0
    1991 28 28 0
    1992 27 27 0
    1993 24 24 0
    1994 26 26 0
    1995 22 22 0
    1996 24 24 0
    1997 25 25 0
    1998 31 31 0
    1999 29 29 0
    2000 30 30 0
    2001 30 30 0
    2002 30 30 0
    2003 25 25 0
    2004 25 25 0
    2005 59 59 0
    2006 44 44 0
    2007 56 56 0
    2008 42 42 0
    2009 44 44 0
    2010 46 46 0
    2011 49 49 0
    2012 44 44 0
    2013 42 42 0
    2014 49 49 0
    2015 54 54 0
    2016 47 47 0
    2017 49 49 0

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sima U.S.
      White 78.13% 64.26%
      African American 9.77% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.20% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.40% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sima

    People with the last name Sima are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Sima

    • How Popular is the name Sima? Sima is the 7,647th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sima was the 26,025th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sima have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,659 babies born with the first name Sima in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sima to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sima? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Sima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sima is Thursday, April 15th, 1875.
    • What year had the most people named Sima born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sima was in 2005 with a total of 59 babies.
    • Random Sima Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sima is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 13 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001.
    • Weird things about the name Sima: Your name in reverse order is Amis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smia. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sima? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 942 people with the last name Sima.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sima? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sima as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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